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Treatment for Perennial rhinitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi doc
User :   I have continuous cold and nose block for the past few days
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   this happens only when i come out of home
User :   otherwise i feel much better when i am at home
User :   what may be the reason ?
Doctor :   May I know your age and occupation?
Doctor :   Does it happen all through the year or only in some seasons?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   i am 26 and working as Market Research Analyt
Doctor :   Does it happen all through the year or only in some seasons?
User :   it usually happens when the climate changes continuously or during summers
User :   i feel some kind of suffocation
Doctor :   is it worse in summer or winter?
User :   it is almost same
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Have you seen any ENt or MD?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you cough? sneezing?
User :   sneezing
User :   i have dust allergy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i sneeze continuously
Doctor :   I think you cold and congestion is from allergic reasons
User :   ok
Doctor :   The conditions is called : Perenial Rhinitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   Basically you are allergic to dust
User :   yes
Doctor :   Regarding How we handle"
User :   how /.
Doctor :   1.1 Avoiding dust 2. Treating inflammation(symptoms from dust)
Doctor :   I think u follow me.
Doctor :   Dust causes irritation , inflamation of nasal mucosa leading to nose block sneezing, cough
Doctor :   1. Avoid dust
Doctor :   Use nose guard
Doctor :   Cover with cloth while driving
User :   ok
User :   is there any medication for this ?
Doctor :   let somebody remove dust in ur home when u r not at home
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yea medication is interesting part when there is on oing dust allergy!
Doctor :   There antihistamines which stops allergic reactions from dust. Ex Cetrizine 1tab daily will be useful
Doctor :   2. Nasal Steroid spray s will deccrease congestion in the nose (very effective0
Doctor :   I recommned you get an ENt examination if there is any DNS deviated Nasal Septum
Doctor :   If it is there, nose block can be corrected by surgery
Doctor :   After physical examination, he can able to give you the prescriptions for meds
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
Doctor :   Did I answer ur querries?
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